The Artificial Heart:: Prototypes, Policies, and Patients Committee to Evaluate the Artificial Hea

ISBN: 9780309045322

Published: January 1st 1991

Hardcover

312 pages


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The Artificial Heart:: Prototypes, Policies, and Patients  by  Committee to Evaluate the Artificial Hea

The Artificial Heart:: Prototypes, Policies, and Patients by Committee to Evaluate the Artificial Hea
January 1st 1991 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 312 pages | ISBN: 9780309045322 | 4.52 Mb

A significant medical event is expected in 1992: the first human use of a fully implantable, long-term cardiac assist device. This timely volume reviews the artificial heart program--and in particular, the National Institutes of Healths majorMoreA significant medical event is expected in 1992: the first human use of a fully implantable, long-term cardiac assist device.

This timely volume reviews the artificial heart program--and in particular, the National Institutes of Healths major investment--raising important questions.The volume includes: Consideration of the artificial heart versus heart transplantation and other approaches to treating end-stage heart disease, keeping in mind the different outcomes and costs of these treatments.

A look at human issues, including the number of people who may require the artificial heart, patient quality of life, and other ethical and societal questions. Examination of how this technologys use can be targeted most appropriately. Attention to achieving access to this technology for all those who can benefit from it.The committee also offers three mechanisms to aid in allocating research and development funds.



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